Termessa zonophanes Meyrick, 1888
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Termessa zonophanes

These Caterpillars probably feed on :

  • Lichens.

    The adult moth has yellow forewings with a network of broad black zig-zag bands across each one. The hindwings are yellow, each with a dark brown arc at the termen, and a yellow spot at the apex. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

    The species has been found in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott ,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 2, Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A) ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 22-23.


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    (updated 2 August 2011)